Great Italian food!Great Italian restaurant with a local flair. We've been there twice now and both times we've had fabulous food. The specials, especially the walleye cakes, were amazing!
The restaurant ambiance has a quaint feel in a neighborhood setting. One of those places that always has great food and you can have a lot of fun at or a quiet romantic dinner if that's the mood you're up for.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat little Italian place!!This was our 2nd time here. It was great the first time, and it was great this time. My wife had the pecan crusted salmon. She loved it. I had a few bites of it and it was mouth-watering. I had the shrimp scampi. It was very delicious, very well seasoned. They have a great tiramisu. We really love this place, and we will keep coming back.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed the dinning experienceEnjoyed the dinning experience and the food. It was a little noisy.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBuona Sera is OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!The food : outstanding
The Server she was : outstanding
The Restaurants : outstanding4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGood service and food as always.Good service and food as always. The steak however was very rare versus the medium we ordered. When everything else is perfect it's hard to complain. Make reservations as it was packed; we did get right in however.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMNorthern CharmI really enjoy the atmosphere and that the owner, Raphael, comes around to greet his guests and check on your experience. He spent time helping my friend order her meal by finding out what she most liked and tweaking one of his dishes on the menu for her. We ordered walleye cakes as an appetizer and they were delicious and crispy on the outside and loaded with wonderful flavor. The scrumptious sauce really brought it all together. I ordered the special, Surf and Turf, and was very disappointed with the steak. It was a very lackluster piece of meat with no flavor and overcooked. The three jumbo shrimp, scampi style, were tasty and pleasing as usual.
Despite an occasional disappointment, this is quite a charming destination.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGemThis restaurant is a gem. Great authentic Italian food.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great food. We startAlways great food. We start thinking about our next visit as soon as we leave.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful, quaint settingA wonderful, quaint setting with fantastic food!! Highly recommended!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood GemI have been going to Buona Sera's for many years, and have yet to be disappointed in the quality of food... always prepared perfectly!!!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second time diningThis was our second time dining at Buona Sera, it was better than the first! The service was great and the food was wonderful!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSea bass with lemon butter,Sea bass with lemon butter, capers and sun-dried tomatoes was delicious!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second visit.This was our second visit. As with the first, the evening was truly enjoyable. The food, service, and atmosphere were all top notch.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent food and knowledgeableexcellent food and knowledgeable staff made for great dining experience.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThey have a great menu andThey have a great menu and great service. Very good food.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMRepeat Customer For Life.A neighborhood gem for sure. Great food and ambiance. We have been here many times, and will continue to do so!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOur party of three orderedOur party of three ordered three different dishes and we were all happy with our choices. My brother ordered the veal saltimbocca and ate every bit of it. My husband had the penne pasta carbonara the pasta was cooked al dente and the sauce was very flavorful, as was the sauce on my filetto gorgonzola. The portions were very generous and the service was friendly and helpful. The city of Champlin is lucky to have such a great original restaurant, not a chain, in their midst.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMService was a little slow,Service was a little slow, but, it was a Saturday night & they were very busy. The parking is not good. The food was excellent!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've dined here several timesWe've dined here several times before and have never been disappointed. Food is always fabulous and tasty. Everyone from the hostess to our waitress were exceptionally friendly and smiling!! The owner ever was taking the time to personally visit tables to ask about the food!! Ambience is romantic and cozy!! By far, one of our favorite italian restaurants and most definitely one of the reasons you'll need a reservation.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and service.Good food and service. Although the restaurant is a bit small inside (it's in a house), it's nicely decorated and has that neighborhood feel to it. Restaurant is also a sister to Luna Rossa in Stillwater. Prices are slightly on the high side for Italian restaurants, but the portion sizes are big - half of my spaghetti came home with me.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place is fantastic. OneThis place is fantastic. One of the best meals my wife and I have ever had. Tilapia was done perfectly. Tortellini sauce was something very special. I wish I could have had a gallon of the seafood chowder. And if you like appetizers, make sure you order the walleye cakes. You get 2 large cakes per order but will want 6 more. If you haven't been there you are missing a very special place. The wine we ordered was very cold and really good.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOur fourth time there - willOur fourth time there - will definitely go again. It is a great neighborhood restaurant. The ambiance gives the feel of a neighborhood place in an Italian village. Menu variety very good. Great place for special occasions. Not much room in entry/bar area, but is not an issue when nice outside.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM